December 12, 2006 |
If you want to show off to your friends what programs you have in your computer system, you should consider joining Myprogs. If there’s any program that you find interesting and think you should own it too, then it’s Myprogs again where you can browse around and find out what other geeks use to make their life easier.
Since it’s community based, you will be able to share your thoughts about any software that you think might be useful for other community members. Personally I think that this is a good way of sharing information about what kind of software is useful. Besides, it would allow users to have a safer experience while downloading any software they are interested in. This can be achieved if users are responsible and committed and care enough to help make sure that the source url of the software they recommend is reliable.
Myprogs is intended for you to view anyone else’s programs. And at the same time they can view yours. All you have to do is just come up with a list of programs into your unique lists once you are signed up. Good things are meant to be shared together. So, why should you keep to yourself what software you use to boost your productivity?
Myprogs team seems to be committed, they have various places where they allow curious users to discuss and ask them questions about anything other than programs. They can interact via blog, forums, LiveJournal or Bank of Ideas. In the Bank of Ideas, they allow users to add some of their ideas to help make Myprogs a better place. You might want to see how they organize the ideas using tag cloud or just browse though the ideas randomly.
The layout of Myprogs is very simple and users can easily navigate from one option to another. If you’re a busy person, then perhaps the fact that you can subscribe to their RSS feeds of these lists of software via your newsreader to track any updates will be an appealing factor.
Although there are already a lot of established websites like Download.com that offer reviews and downloads of software for free, if history is to repeat itself, sites that focus on the power of community like Myprogs will somehow manage to get through this kind of competition.